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Garden waste permit subscriptions open for 2024/25

Green-fingered residents who wish to continue having their garden waste collected can now renew their subscription for the period from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025.

The annual charge for the fortnightly service for this year is £44 for each garden waste bin permit and covers collections for the 2024/25 period, with a two-week break over Christmas and New Year.

Residents who have signed up for reminders or are users of the waste collection app will have already received a message to remind them to renew their subscription, however, due to GDPR regulations, the District Council has bee unable to contact other service subscribers.

Garden waste permits can be renewed online at or by telephone on 01926 456123 (8.45am to 5.15pm, Monday to Wednesday; 8.45am to 5pm, Thursday and Friday).

Customers can expect to receive the permit 10 working days after they’ve purchased it.

Items that can go in the green bin include grass cuttings, shrub and hedge cuttings, plants, flowers, leaves, and prunings, bedding from non-meat-eating pets and twigs, branches, and small lo gs (max 10cm diameter).

Subscriptions are open all year, but the cost will remain at £44 with no pro-rata rate available. Only green bins displaying the correct permit will be emptied.

Residents who choose not to take part in the scheme have the choice of home composting or taking their garden waste to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.

In addition, Warwickshire County Council offer discounted home composting bins on their website: Composting – Warwickshire County Council.

Garden waste collected from households in the District is taken to an In-Vessel Composter (IVC) near Southam. IVCs treat the material and ensure that composting takes place in an enclosed environment, with accurate temperature control and monitoring.

The material is turned into compost to be used as a soil conditioner in as little as two weeks, compared to three weeks for traditional outdoor composting.